Sunday Post – 7/05/2020

July 5, 2020 Sunday Post 13

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!

Last Week

My stepdad’s health is improving, thank goodness! He is out of the hospital and recovering at home. It wasn’t COVID-19, but a serious bacterial infection. We’re all grateful that he received good care, and that he is on the mend. Tonight, we’re having a Zoom party with my side of the family, so I’ll be able to see with my own eyes how he is doing. The party is a birthday celebration for someone in the family, with each household providing their own cake or dessert. Should be fun!

Last Sunday, we had a nice long Zoom gathering with Mr. Bookwyrm’s side of the family. It was great to see my siblings-in-law and all the nieces and nephews. We got to “meet” our adorable great-niece for the first time; she is nearly a year old now. We spent the whole time catching up on what everyone is doing, and agreeing that we miss getting together… so we decided meet via Zoom once a month. Whenever I feel frustrated that I can’t go see our families, I remind myself how lucky we are to have the technology to stay in touch even during a pandemic.

I’m plugging along with Tour de Fleece, trying to finish up a couple of spinning projects I started as far back as last winter. I’m on the second of the two now, and will soon be able to start a brand-new project. I plan to spin something from the stash, but I’ll decide what based on my mood at the time. I’m also nearly done with the shawlette or decorative scarf I have been knitting.

Last Week on the Blog

This Week on the Blog

What I’m Reading/Watching

Reading: On Sunday, I finished Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Alyssa Cole) for the COYER readathon in support of Black authors, then plunged into The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace for this week’s tour. After that, I finished up my reread of Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome. Currently, I’m reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown because it’s only checked out for another week, and Powers That Be because a review of the trilogy got me thinking about rereading it again. And I’m still reading Riviera Gold (ARC) by Laurie R. King. (Click titles for my review or to see the title on Goodreads.)

Listening: Just a few podcasts. I haven’t decided on a new audiobook yet. I might continue with my Harry Potter re-listen, or try something else.

Watching: We watched two Miss Marple mysteries, A Caribbean Mystery and Nemesis; a Cadfael episode, “The Virgin in the Ice”; Captain America: The Winter Soldier (all for the second time); and saw Ant-Man for the first time. To celebrate July 4, we rewatched 1776 (the musical.)

Added to the Hoard

For Review or Review Consideration

Many thanks to Tor for The Relentless Moon — I can’t wait to read it! Thank you also to Crooked Lane Books for A Deadly Edition, and Avon for Take a Hint, Dani Brown. (Click title for Goodreads link.)

From the Library


Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)

Print: A Hope Divided; Shadowshaper. I posted these two weeks ago, but they arrived last week and I opened the package this week, so they are officially part of the hoard now!

Kindle: Searching for Dragons; The Lost Queen; The Wallflower Wager; The Spymaster’s Lady; The Weight of the Stars; A Heart So Fierce and Broken; Upright Women Wanted. Audiobooks (Audible,, or Chirp): Silverswift (Audible Original) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind… and may you find books a haven in the coming weeks.

13 Responses to “Sunday Post – 7/05/2020”

  1. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m happy to hear your stepdad’s health is improving! These are scary times indeed. I miss my mom so much! Even if we video call each other a couple of times per week. It’s just that we were supposed to be in Norway now, and together, so it’s hard to be away from each other…

    You have some great-looking books here, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, happy reading, stay safe and healthy 🙂

  2. sjhigbee

    Ooo… The Relentless Moon! Lucky you. I completed The Fated Sky this week and loved it. So glad to hear that your stepfather is on the mend and that you managed to have some virtual family time. It’s not the same, but it is something of a lifesaver to keep us all in touch. Take care – and have a good week.

  3. Angela

    We’ve also done a couple Zoom family birthday parties. It’s hard knowing how much we’ve missed, all the birthdays, holidays, etc., but it’s nice to find ways to see each other when we can.

  4. Anne Fosse

    I think some families are doing more get togethers now than before the pandemic. But with families scattered across the country it is great to have the technology. I’m doing more helping my daughter with knitting than knitting myself but I’m ok with that. I enjoyed Get a Life Chloe and now I have Take a Hint Dani from the library. Enjoy your week!

  5. Katherine

    I’m glad that your stepdad is out of the hospital and doing better. I’m sure he’s relieved to be home. I hope you enjoy your Zoom call with your family – especially the dessert! Hope you have a good week.

  6. Heather Duff

    Glad to hear your stepfather’s health is improving, I hope he makes a speedy recovery. Zoom is such a great thing, it’s wonderful you got to see your family, hopefully you’ll see them in real life soon.

    Have a good week.

  7. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Zoom and various other video call apps have been amazing during all this. I can only imagine how isolating and damaging it would have been if this had happened years ago without the ability to stay in touch like we do… I mean, it’s been hard enough as it is!

    Get A Life, Chloe Brown is on my kindle waiting for me to get to it. Are you enjoying it so far? I hear lots of good things and even though I haven’t read it yet, I’m excited for Take A Hint, Dani Brown.

  8. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I’m glad to learn your step dad is home.
    My parents insist on the zoom routine we established during the pandemic be continued, even though we can physically visit again.
    Enjoy all those new purposes!

    Wishing you a great reading week